My Pain Diary & Symptom Tracker: Gold Edition

My Pain Diary & Symptom Tracker: Gold Edition

By Damon Lynn

  • Category: Medical
  • Release Date: 2016-08-13
  • Current Version: 1.1.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 12.60 MB
  • Developer: Damon Lynn
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4
From 72 Ratings


This is the successor the the popular, award-winning, best selling, doctor recommended pain tracking app, My Pain Diary: Chronic Pain & Symptom Tracker. This version, My Pain Diary: GOLD EDITION, strikes a delicate balance between ease-of-use and a broad feature-set. This is a truly USEFUL app, and the newest member of the My Pain Diary family, which has helped over 90,000 chronic pain sufferers better manage their pain, improve communication with their doctors, and gain insights that would be hard attain through other means. Useful and popular features include automatic weather fetching, iCloud sync, basic medication tracking, photo attachments, graphs and PDF doctor's reports. This app is highly customizable. Everyone tracks pain differently, and this is a framework that supports just about any tracking strategy. Created by a chronic pain patient to track, manage, and report on chronic pain and symptoms, chronic illness, and mental health. That means there is no big company with deep pockets supporting this project. I am just one man with a chronic pain condition, a demanding day job, and a young family to care for. I just happen to be formally trained in design, self-taught in programming, experienced at marketing and customer relations, and am a chronic pain patient myself. That's a very rare combination of traits that is hard to come by, so I'm making the most of it, and holding my own against the big players. Enough about me, back to the app! Features: + iCloud Sync Support + Universal App + Highly Customizable + Easy to use + Track unlimited conditions + Track multiple/unlimited times per day + Add past entries (change entry timestamp) + Edit past entries ANATOMY OF A PAIN DIARY ENTRY TRACKERS: Trackers can be thought of as labels or folders that categorize and differentiate your entries. These are the key to tracking more than one condition and comparing conditions to each other. A common strategy is to name the Trackers after the diseases/conditions that you will be tracking. I.e. Migraines, Anxiety, Fibromyalgia, etc. These are just examples. METRICS: Each entry is composed of one or more optional pieces of information called 'Metrics'. For example, two commonly used metrics are 'Pain Intensity' and 'Pain Duration'. Metrics are associated with and shared amongst your Trackers. This means that you can set it up to use different metrics for different Trackers, keeping your entry pages clean and the cognitive load low. -- MEDICATION TRACKING -- + Basic medication tracking. -- IMPORTANT EVENTS -- + Record important events that aren't suited for a Pain Diary entry. i.e. Medical Procedures, Therapy Sessions, A slip and fall, etc. -- HISTORY -- + Color-Coded Calendar - Spot patterns and trends at a glance. Calendar days are colored based on the day's highest recorded Intensity. + Fully searchable. + Day View -- GRAPHS -- + Visualize and compare intensity over time with this interactive graph. Plot and compare up to 3 'Trackables' at once and one optional Weather Metric. + Email, print and share a PDF of the Graph. -- REPORTS -- + Create a PDF Report for your Doctors or for archival purposes. Share the Report via email and other standard methods. + Include Graph + Include Pain Scale Descriptions + Include Color-Coded-Calendar + Include Medication Log + Include Important Events -- TOOLS -- + Automatic Weather Fetching + Pain Scale Editor + Units preference - US/Imperial or XUS/Metric Want to see the app in action? Check out the Getting Started video on my YouTube page.



  • Was happy until...

    By Beachgirl5835
    iPad and iPhone won’t sync journals. I get no help from developer. Frustrating.
  • Excellent App

    By LuvMyTortie
    This app is excellent! I usually don't take time to write reviews but this app is so helpful I had to. I’ve tried numerous other medical diaries but this is one of the best. With this app I can track multiple conditions, medications and events all in one place. The reports feature, as well as the app, is excellent and can be customized to your specific needs.
  • Where have you been?

    By fibro hunk
    I’ve been look for a tool like this for a very long time. I can track, chart, and report all my symptoms. I have many. I have read the reviews for this app and have noticed that the concerns expressed in the older reviews have been addressed. Symptoms of any kind (or every kind) can be monitored. Ease of use is a major bonus here. The app is highly customizable. It does take time upfront to customize, but I will save time later. Reporting is still limited to 3 factors; however, you can change them and report another three. I haven’t tested the loss of data yet and really don’t want to. However, data is stored in the iCloud as backup. Thanks so much for the app. It is worth every penny. My feature request: Sync my C-PAP data to the app directly. This would be awesome.
  • Absolutely perfect

    By jlnewmark
    This app is everything someone with chronic pain could ever want. Undoubtedly worth every penny - making my life so much better. Literally a combo of every other app I’ve seen out there
  • Best Pain Tracker

    By Urza
    I have lots of pain, and I needed a way to track it! This fulfilled that need :) I just got a new phone and iCloud sync worked and I’m soooo happy it did! I have been ears of data on here, including a nightly summary almost every day for the past year. That’s HUNDREDS of notes. Bugs: when you click on Pain Diary and then a category, you have to wait for the screen to flicker or the entire app shuts down while you’re entering in the info.
  • Pain Diary 2 -Amazing!!!

    By GoingGarment
    Hats off to all the hard work that went into creating such an amazing tool to track pain and so much more within a persons complex medical home care needs. Having the ability to create documents, notes, graphs plus send pictures to a medical provider is nothing short of genius when it comes to this developer.
  • Very good tracker

    By JoRam69692
    This is a great app for tracking pain but customer service is non existent. I have sent three emails and two instant messages over about a month time frame and no response. Excellent app but if you need help forget it. They won’t ever reply back.
  • Great tracker

    By KoolRock
    I have a couple rare diseases and this app I can customize to add anything I need. Downside my doctor wants me to track my 2 diseases with stress and depression and to place on a graph, this apps lets me use the graph but only with 3 things to track and I need 4-5. Wish they could add more! But other then that, this is an awesome app and very helpful!
  • I've been waiting for this app for forever!

    By lrprimea
    My fibro fog is awful and makes staying organized in my every day life extremely difficult. I also struggle to identify my symptoms or put a name to what I'm experiencing. I'm extremely satisfied with this app and have already recommended it to several friends who also experience chronic pain. The only reason for the 4 star rating is that I wish there were a way to set notifications to remind me to log my symptoms and if it connected with my FitBit. I otherwise love this app and look forward to continuing to use it.
  • Wish I had this app 3 years ago

    By Gephrey
    Updated Review: Wish the app had the ability to add past pain from previous years. Unable to chart past years pain to compare to current pain. Also unable to upload past pain somehow via a csv file etc. Charting is lacking, but as I’ve found in IT, it’s impossible to provide the best app with the best dashboard capabilities, etc. you have to focus on something. In this case, ease of app use is the focus. And it’s done well. I think the best way to do all of this is in Excel or if you’re knowledgeable, via a database like SQL or Access. But the app is likely suitable for most people. Original Review: I commend this developer. As someone in chronic pain that also wants to work, I respect what he has done here. This app is amazing. Only someone who has been in chronic pain could understand exactly what people want to track to get better and show their doctors to help with a diagnosis. I’ve been tracking what this app does using 4 different note entries on my iPhone. One note for diet, one for pain, one for medications taken and one for other symptoms unrelated to pain. You can do all of this in this app, easily. It’s intuitive. It’s a great app. I’m a developer as well and am really impressed. Looks like something a team of developers would’ve created, but they would’ve missed the mark because only someone in chronic pain would understand the needs of others in chronic pain. Thank you for a great app!!! Well worth the money. I would’ve paid more.